Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poors like coke, no significant head. Aroma of molasses which continues into the flavour. Dark malt flavour with molasses lingering as an after taste. Little too thin for me. Slight bitterness also.
Just not a great beer over all.
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at King O’Malleys in Canberra, not sure of the keg’s origin. nitro. subtle dark malt flavour, minimal roastiness. pretty average. I wonder if Guinness is better at the source.
M_Sack (598) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Jet black, frothy mocha head. Roasty malts, cola, caramel aromas underpinned by an ordinary metallic element. Strong roasted flavour with some dark chocolate, charcoal, coffee bad heavy hop bitterness. Perfectly carbonated.
Shark_Pants (580) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cola colored with ruby highlights, large 2 finger frothy head. Aromas of leather, Vegemite, sweet toffee. The taste is similar but as others have mentioned, it has a metallic edge & lacks the creaminess of proper Guinness. Medium bodied. Not horrible but not great.
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imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque deep black with foamy light tan head and creamy lace that vanishes to nothing. Aroma of Guinness twang, cream, chocolate and roasted barley, bread and grains. Light medium body - roasted barley and guinness twang. Chcocolate, coffee - medium carbonation. Finish is roasted barley, dark malts and characteristic Guinness sour notes.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black body with garnet hints, large off-white head. Aroma-taste: blackberries, toast, some smokiness; significant roast bitter finish. Moderate carbonation; medium bodied.
DeliriumT (469) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with white head. Aroma is harsh metallic hops with roasty chocolate and caramel hints. Flavour is overwhelmed by the poor hops which buries the more robust flavours which Guinness is known for. Do yourself a favour fellow Aussies, steer clear of the extra stout and go for the "draught" version in the can
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Mjollnir (395) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2010 375mL bottle. Pours dark red to black without much of a head. Faint aroma of burnt malt and yeast extract. Tastes like a slightly burnt chocolate biscuit really. Light-medium bodied, soft carbonation with a lingering bitter and slightly astringent finish.
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very big taste, bitter sourness due to the amount of iron from what I hear, on tap in Dublin it comes out like toast and milk
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2014 Pours jet black with a light tan head. Taste is very metallic and masks the chocolate and coffee flavours. The hops are not balanced. Little aroma present. Far thinner than the original irish version